The arrival of the new Ford Puma ST represents the arrival of the next generation of Ford Performance. This smart and sporty looking SUV embraces the ST’s penchant for aggressive and responsive performance like never before, incorporating the fun-to-drive DNA and rich pedigree that make the ST line such a thrilling proposition. And, with the flowing lines and incredible practicality of a family friendly SUV, this is a model that provides the best of all worlds.
Eye-catching good looks and flowing curves are the defining features of the new Ford Puma ST. This big and bold SUV embraces a ‘human-centric’ design that puts you at the centre of everything. Muscular, sporty, and featuring all the ST branding that comes to define the range, the new Puma ST has the ability to capture the imagination and set pulses racing. Riding on impressive 19-inch alloy wheels with red brake calipers, featuring bright and premium finishes, and with a panoramic glass roof letting the outside in, every part of the Puma ST is as compelling as can be.
On the inside, you’ll discover an environment that is no less impressive. With the race inspired RECARO front sports seats featuring Metal Grey stitching, ergonomic design, and premium Miko Dynamica material, you’ll find yourself in prime position and with exceptional levels of comfort assured. The loadspace, meanwhile, is innovative in its design, with the MegaBox load compartment freeing up an additional 80 litres of storage when required.
Some of the finest automotive technology around enables you to experience an unforgettable driving experience every time you get behind the wheel. The Ford SYNC 3 system is a state-of-the-art feature that lets you interact with your Puma ST like never before. It also connects to your smartphone via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, enabling you to stream multimedia through the 575-watt B&O sound system for the utmost entertainment. What’s more, you can also manage communications safely and easily.
Further peace of mind is provided by the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of technologies. These innovative safety measures include such systems as Adaptive Cruise Control which will monitor the road ahead and adjust your speed automatically to stay a set distance from the car in front. An extra pair of eyes monitors your blind spot, Traffic Sign Recognition presents information you may have missed, and a rear-view camera will help make parking effortless.
It’s in the performance where the new Ford Puma ST really comes into its own. A potent 1.5-litre turbocharged Ford EcoBoost engine provides you with a magnificent 320Nm of torque and 200PS. This substantial power output results in the vehicle being able to race to 62mph in an exciting 6.7 seconds. Paired with the engine is a slick six-speed manual transmission that offers quick transitions through the gears for a smooth and responsive drive.
To help complement the power of the engine and the smoothness of the gears, the Puma ST has a number of modifications to provide even sportier driving. A uniquely tuned suspension, addition of a torsion bar, and four selectable driving modes - Normal, Eco, Sport and Track - all further enhance the enjoyment of the ride.